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Choose eakin dot® 2-piece for peristomal skin problems

Bataa EL-Erakey, Stoma Nurse, Australia

Patient history:

  • Mr PF had a history of rectal cancer
  • APER with formation of end colostomy
  • Discharged from hospital using 1-piece convex drainable pouch

Problems:

  • Alternating bowel motion from loose to solid
  • Difficult to drain pouch when output solid
  • Too many pouch changes when output loose
  • Has had leakages
  • Has developed peristomal skin excoriation

Nurse review:

a stoma

  • Peristomal skin excoriated
  • Feels uncomfortable
  • Leakages due to unpredictable output
  • Difficulty in placing 1-piece accurately

Nurse recommends:

eakin dot® 2-piece:
• Flexible pouch options to cater for differences in output
hydrocolloid extends wear time
• Easy accurate placement of baseplate reduces peristomal skin problems and prevents leakages

Outcome:

  • Peristomal skin improved
  • No leakages
  • Ease of use
  • Able to alternate between closed and drainable pouches depending on output

Reasons to use:

  • Choosing the correct appliance is an important aspect in a person’s overall
    recovery after ostomy surgery.
  • The goal of both nurse and patient is to achieve a predictable, reliable wear time.
  • Peristomal skin irritation is a very common early complication when managing a stoma.
  • Peristomal skin problems can be corrected with the appropriate pouching system <sup>3,4</sup>

Clinical evidence for choosing eakin dot®2-piece:

  • Improves peristomal skin problems
  • Ease of use
  • hydrocolloid for longer-life wear
  • Meets the individual needs of ostomates

References

  1. Williams J, Gwillian B, Sutherland N, Matten J, Hemmingway J, Ilsey H
    et al (2010) Evaluating skin problems in people with stomas. BJN 19(17):
    s6-15
  2. Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses Society(WOCN). (2013)Colostomy and Ileostomy: Products and tips. Mt. Laurel, NJ: WOC
  3. Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses Society(WOCN). (2016) Peristomal skin complications: Best practice for clinicians.
  4. Hooper J (2018) Ostomy: Choosing the Right Appliance. Wound Care Education Institute www.woundcentral.com